Home improvement projects can give your living space a major makeover and bring immense satisfaction, but don’t always require professional services; even novice DIY enthusiasts can tackle them on their own with great success!
Add instant style to your home by updating dated door knobs with paint or switching out for sleeker options for an instant home update!
A backsplash adds style and protection for walls from food stains and spills in your kitchen, while providing an opportunity to experiment with patterns that would otherwise overwhelm other parts of the room.
For quick and effortless installation, consider peel-and-stick backsplash tile. The adhesive-backed material goes up quickly, and some options even come equipped with faux grout lines to give them an authentic appearance.
For an eye-catching DIY kitchen backsplash, driftwood panels may be your solution. Installation is quick and can be tailored specifically to fit the space available in any given kitchen. Another non-tile alternative that looks fantastically realistic but is installed easily is manufactured veneer stone; home decorators Nicole Block created an amazing Nantucket-inspired design using this method in her work as an example.
Window boxes can add vibrancy, flowers and texture to any room in your home. There are various shapes and sizes of window boxes to suit every home – from traditional rectangular designs to more creative options like barrel shapes or hanging baskets.
Repetition is key when creating a cohesive look in flower boxes and planters, as planting the same types of plants in multiple groups helps achieve an attractive display while making maintenance simpler.
Planters equipped with drainage holes are essential in avoiding waterlogging, as well as providing plants with enough supplemental water during the summer months. Although drought-tolerant plantings will need regular watering to stay lush and beautiful. For an eye-catching display that lasts all year round, opt for perennial flowers instead.
A feature wall is any one wall in a room decorated in an unexpected color or style, adding character and personality to an open plan space or making cookie-cutter apartments seem more distinctive. Painting is usually the preferred method, while wallpaper, tiles and wood cladding also work to add texture, colour or design features.
Though once frowned upon (largely because they were often poorly done), feature walls are making a comeback with greater force than ever. By selecting the ideal colour or material, feature walls can add depth to any room while simultaneously drawing attention to architectural features or natural gems such as fireplaces or alcoves in a home. DIY feature wall projects offer instant flair and visual interest when adding them to a home!
Ceiling decorating can often be overlooked when it comes to interior design, yet it can add drama or an eye-catching pop of color to a room. A bold paint color like Making Manzanita’s beautiful brown can instantly create an eye-catching statement in any room!
Add crown molding as a simple home improvement project, or use spray paint to give switch plates and outlet covers an updated look with just one coat – choose an attractive hue for optimal results!
Replacement hardwood flooring can make an amazing DIY project and instantly modernize any room! Not to mention it being healthier and much simpler to maintain than traditional carpet.
Gardening adds instant curb appeal to any home. From planting vegetables in raised beds or training vines along a fence, there are countless DIY garden projects that will give your outdoor space even more flair.
Turn a pallet into a garden bar or create a tool holder to keep all your gardening tools close at hand. Amber Oliver uses old wood scraps to build an easy potting bench that’s free to build!
Water features can make an immense impactful statement in any small garden, be they simple succulent arrangements like baby barrel cacti and pale thimble cacti planted in low containers, or more complex designs using rock elements and decorative potted plants such as baby barrel cactus with pale thimble cacti in larger vessels. A water feature serves as a focal point, leading the eye throughout your entire space for exploration!